Monday, February 15, 2010

The Thermals Update

Kill Rock Stars recently released details around the next album from The Thermals. The bands fifth album was recorded by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) at his home studio in Portland, OR, Hall of Justice. The new album is titled Peronal Life and is scheduled to be released on September 7th via KRS.

This news comes with seven months to wait for the next Thermals record. Luckily they have music coming to us a bit sooner than that. The Thermals have released Canada via itunes, a track that may or may not appear on their forthcoming album due to the fact that the band has yet to reveal the albums track listing. Canada was written on a recent tour stop in Buffalo as they were preparing to travel to Toronto for a sold out show at The Horseshoe Tavern. At first listen it feels like a bit of a throwaway, the type of song Hutch Harris could write in five minutes, but over repeated listens it reveals it self to be an infectious pop gem. The Thermals will deliver another new track On April 17th ,otherwise known as Record Store Day in the form of a split 7" with their former tour mates, The Cribs. The Thermals contribute Separate, while The Cribs offer up So Hot Now.

In the meantime the band are scheduled to play shows in Australia and China before returning to the Boston area on April 18th for a show at The Middle East.

The Thermals Dates
March 2010 AUSTRALIA
07 -- Brisbane @ Lost Weekend Festival
09 -- Sydney @ Oxford Art Factory
10 -- Armidale @ University of New England
11 -- Wollongong @ Wollongong University
12 -- Newcastle @ Newcastle University

March 2010 CHINA
17 -- Beijing: Mao Live
18 -- Shanghai: YYT Live
19 -- Chengdu: 7-Live
20 -- TBA

April 2010 EAST COAST US
07 -- Orlando, FL @ Social #
08 -- Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder #
09 -- Gainesville, FL @ University of Florida - Rion Ballroom #
10 -- St Augustine, FL @ Cafe Eleven #
12 -- Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge #
13 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle #
14 -- Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern #
15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
16 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
17 -- Hamden, CT @ The Space #
18 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East #
20 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #

*Thao With The Get Down Stay Down
# Past Lives

[MP3/Stream] The Thermals - Canada

Buy the song at itunes

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